Vacuum Elevator PVE37

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Vacuum Elevator PVE37

The pneumatic vacuum elevator PVE37 model is the flagship product of PVE with over 6.000 units installed worldwide. The PVE37 model is an ideal homelift for detached houses, townhouses and duplexes.

The pneumatic vacuum elevator PVE37 has an exterior diameter of 933 mm and can accommodate two people (205 kg). This homelift is available in two, three and four stops (max. height 10.5m).

Since the vacuum elevator is primarily operated using air, it greatly reduces energy costs and maintenance, since no pulleys, cables , pistons are used. This two passenger homelift consumes minimal energy during ascent and zero during descent, making the pneumatic vacuum elevator an ecofriendly elevator.

The pneumatic vacuum elevator is made of aluminum and transparent polycarbonate high strength, combining functionality with elegant design, being a transparent panoramic lift which allows 360 ° visibility inside the house.

Technical specifications


  • External cylinder diameter: 37” (933mm)

  • Rated Load: 450 lbs. (205 kg)

  • Speed: 30 fpm (.15 ms)

  • No pit required. Bottom level floor must be 100% level as elevator rests on existing floor.

  • No hoistway required.

Minimum overhead clearance:

  • Standard Unit (turbine motors located on top): 107” (2,719mm)

  • Split Unit (turbine motors located remotely): 97” (2,464mm)

  • Penetration required to install through floors and ceilings: 39” (991mm)

Mechanical Requirements:

  • 220V, 60/50 Hz, 30amp single phase power supply

  • 5 turbine motors located in pump box using a total of 5KW


  • Entrance width opening: 20” (521mm)

  • Internal cabin height: 79” (2007mm)

  • Internal cabin diameter: 29” (750mm)

  • Automatic LED lighting and cabin fan

  • Door openings: same side (in-line) and walk through (180º).

  • All doors are hinged on top left, with door swing to the left, from inside the cabin.

  • Door Height: 77 ” (1,975mm)

  • Height to top of Door closer: 79” ( 2,020mm)

  • Each landing level specified will include only one door.

  • 24 Volt electrical circuits with all controls in cabin

  • Push button call controls with precise leveling at each landing.

  • 24 Volt electrical circuits with all controls in cabin


  • Automatic descent to ground level at safety speed in the event of a power failure.

  • Mechanical emergency brakes within two inches of freefall in vacuum loss or catastrophic failure.

  • Electromechanical interlocks at each landing

Installation requirements

Standard Model

  • Minimum height required at the ground floor is 92” (2,34 m).

  • Minimum required height at the upper floor is 107” (2,70 m).

  • Diameter of finished through floor hole must be 39” (0.99 m).

  • When installing a three or four floor elevator, all openings circular perforations should be perfectly aligned.

  • The electric feed shall be 220VAC single phase through an independent line of conductors of AWG N° 10 (6mm); there shall be ground connection and a thermo-magnetic switch of 30A to be used exclusively for the elevator. The electrical supply is to be near the head (elevator’s top portion) and it is required to leave the female electrical receptacle at the top center of the elevator.

  • 220VAC (no exceptions 220VAC must be provided, 210VAC or 230VAC is not acceptable, if installation does not have 220VAC on a regular basis, a voltage regulator or transformer must be installed by home owner). Voltage fluctuations are not covere by the warranty.

  • If installing a phone line a phone jack is to be provided near the power supply, but isolated.

  • It is strongly recommended that a Buck Boost or voltage stabilizer be installed along with the electrical work to prevent any damage to electrical components due to voltage fluctuation.

  • When installing the elevator, consider the total dimensions, as a small room will generate a higher noise level. Therefore, it is not advisable to install the split motor in a very small facility.

  • There must be an opening to make way for the cylinders of 39” (0,95 m) in diameter and of 92” (2,34 m) in length down to the ground floor. This access may be through door or window openings.

  • Install a hook to bear 1800lbs (500kg) at the ceiling where the elevator is to be installed to lift the cylinders. If it is impossible to install this hook, the minimum height at the last level shall be at least 109” (2,75 m).

  • In no case must the perforation of the ceiling be less than 2” (5cm) from the wall, in order to allow for the installation tripod.

Split Unit Model

All requirements for the split unit model (remote location of head unit) are the same as the standard model except for the following…

  • Minimum required height at the upper floor is 97” (2,47 m).

  • Required space for remote location of head unit in attic or adjacent closet is 42” L x 38” W x 45” H (0,84m x 0.45m x 0,68m)

  • Remote location of head unit can be accommodated up to 30 linear feet (10 m) away from the elevator.

  • Split unit connections require two 4” (10cm) PVC pipes to run the distance from the top of the upper floor cylinder split plate to the remote location of the head unit.

  • Air supply to split unit has to be drawn from interior of residence (proper housing of head unit and air duct to interior of home required)

  • Electrical power supply to be provided within direct access to remote location of head unit.

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PVE offers a variety of three residential elevator models: PVE30, PVE37, and PVE52

Vacuum elevator PVE30

Exterior diameter: 750 mm

Single passenger (159 kg)


Vacuum elevator PVE37

Exterior diameter: 933 mm

Two passengers (205 kg)


Vacuum elevator PVE52

Exterior diameter:1316 mm

Three passengers / Wheelchair accessible (238 kg)


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